News Archives

November 29, 2021

Santa Claus Parade back in Petawawa
Santa Claus is coming to town.

November 25, 2021

BMO mobile banking truck visiting CANEX
A Bank of Montreal (BMO) mobile office will stop at CANEX on Nov. 26 to help military members open free accounts.

November 18, 2021

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Crowds return to Remembrance Day services in Petawawa, Pembroke
Crowds returned to mark Remembrance Day in-person in Petawawa and Pembroke this year, after they were scaled back significantly in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic.

Legion hosts Armistice Dinner, Candlelight ceremony
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old, and they will never be forgotten.

Dear CCMS: Conflict Coaching
You heard right! Conflict Coaching is one of the services offered by our Conflict Management Practitioners.

This Transgender Day of Remembrance, let’s take a step towards inclusiveness
Despite recent political victories, increased trans representation in the media and promotion of new policies that protect transgender rights, transgender people still face disproportionate rates of discrimination compared to other communities.

New floor, rink boards and glass for Petawawa Civic Centre arena
The Petawawa Civic Centre arena received a $1.2 million renovation.

Festival of Trees Snowflake Soirée November 20
The 10th annual Festival of Trees Snowflake Soirée for Renfrew County’s Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) will bring holiday cheer to attendees on Nov. 20.

Ontario Senior of the Year
Byron Ostrom has won the 2021 Ontario Senior of the Year Award. Since moving to Petawawa in 1999, he has made it his mission to better the community.

Cork Culture opens at new location
The owners of Cork Culture have transformed their love of wine into a thriving business in Laurentian Valley. Red, white and rosé are all available for those interested in making their own.

Feed the Need fundraiser held at The Grind Pembroke
It can be difficult to spot hunger in the area, but it is there, and people are suffering.

United Way celebrates efforts of public health officers
Doctor Robert Cushman and the Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) were recognized for their efforts during the pandemic with a United Way East Ontario’s Community Builder of the Year Award (CBYA).

Town of Petawawa supports 'Honour Our Veterans Banner Program'
The Rotary Club of Petawawa, in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 517 and Garrison Petawawa, is leading the “Honour Our Veterans Banner Program.”

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well hello everyone, here I am once again with just a bit of News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club.

Curling Centre adds new ramp, washroom
Recently completed renovations have made the Pembroke Curling Centre fully accessible.

Miracle Treat Day at DQ supports hospitals
Proceeds from every Blizzard Treat purchased at the Petawawa Dairy Queen on Oct. 28 went to support the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

News from the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League
The Petawawa Catholic Women’s League is having a Christmas Market on Saturday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows church hall, Mohns Ave., Petawawa.

November 9, 2021

First Annual Day of Healing
(Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation, November 17, 2021) - "The Power of Collaboration" is the theme of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, taking place across Canada from November 14 to 20th, 2021. Victims and Survivors of Crime Week is held to raise awareness about issues facing victims and survivors of crime and the services, programs, and laws in place to help them and their families. The Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation’s Mental Health Team and Victim Services of Renfrew County Inc. are proud to be working in collaboration to host an event to commemorate the week in our community.

November 4, 2021

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Local residents invited to mark Remembrance Day in-person
A single, bright red poppy has been an enduring symbol of remembrance, honouring the service and sacrifices of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members past and present.

Office of Disability Management expanding
services to new locations to support the Defence Team

On Monday, November 1, 2021, the Office of Disability Management (ODM) expanded its services to further support the Defence Team in Petawawa, ON and Cold Lake, AB.

Veterans' Week Message From the Garrison Petawawa Commander
and Garrison Chief Warrant Officer

In recognition of Veterans’ Week, we as Canadians will participate, virtually and in person, in commemorative ceremonies and events across this country. From November 5-11 we encourage you to take every available chance to reflect on the efforts of our Canadian Armed Forces members, both past and present. Never forget their sacrifices in the name of peace and freedom – sacrifices that made Canada the country it is today. Let us also celebrate the lives of those who made it home, who survived to have families and to grow old.

Petawawa soldier chosen for 2021 Sentry Program
Master Corporal (MCpl) Dany “Dan” Drapeau-Guay was chosen to stand sentry at the Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa.

One Foot over the Edge: A Canadian Soldier’s Personal Account of The Rwandan Genocide book signing event at End of the Leash Nov. 6
It has taken over 25 years for retired Canadian soldier Shane Mutlow to summon the courage to share his story with the world.

War amputee Veterans started 100-year legacy
Of the thousands of Canadian soldiers who were wounded while serving in the First and Second World Wars, many returned home missing limbs. United by a common bond of amputation, these veterans not only served their country during wartime, but they made a difference in the lives of generations of amputees that continues today.

Royal Canadian Legion announces
2021-2022 National Silver Cross Mother

OTTAWA – The Royal Canadian Legion is honoured to name this year’s National Silver Cross Mother, Mme Josée Simard of Les Méchins, Québec.

AGM highlights strong year for PMFRC
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) has expertly navigated the past year, continuing its mission to provide families with tools to grow in resilience and adaptability.

CEPEO grant used to expand French
language collection at Petawawa Library

Le Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) has sponsored the purchase of French language books for the Petawawa Public Library.

Papa walks for Hospice Renfrew, raises $16,000
Following the success of his 2020 fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Russell “Papa” Mackay laced up his shoes again this year to walk in communities throughout Renfrew County to support Hospice Renfrew.

Coding for Veterans offers training for second career in tech sector
There are unique opportunities for life after the uniform for veterans and members considering leaving the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

55 businesses, organizations take part in Petawawa Ramble contest
A legion of Pumpkin Folks temporarily invaded the Town of Petawawa during the third annual Petawawa Ramble festival held from Oct. 14-17.

Petawawa’s Pumpkin Folks Residential Harvest Display winners chosen
The Petawawa Ramble and Pumpkin Folks Festival kicked off with the announcement of the residential harvest display contest winners.

Town of Petawawa welcomes new business Valley Creations
Valley Creations held its grand opening on Oct. 15. The store is a treasure trove of home decor, treats, gifts and more, with most products in store proudly created by local artisans.

How individuals’ sex, gender and sexual orientation affect
their adjustment to the COVID-19 crisis

World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world, mobilize efforts in support of mental health and dispel social stigma surrounding mental illness. The Defence Team Pride Advisory Organization (DTPAO) is taking this opportunity to highlight the fact that the health crisis has weighed particularly heavily on DND’s LGBTQ2+ communities, who were already experiencing discrimination prior to the pandemic.

Five-leg roundabout first of several in works for Petawawa Blvd
A roundabout is coming to the intersection of Petawawa Boulevard, Doran Road, Mohns Avenue and Hilda Street.

A message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Prevention Branch: Space heater safety
The Fire Prevention Branch would like to remind everyone to use extreme caution using these units when they are functioning.

Local Immigration Partnership Hosts Tareq Hadhad for
Peace is Beautiful in Every Language

Local Immigration Partnership - Lanark & Renfrew, in partnership with Algonquin College’s Pembroke Campus, is pleased to welcome Tareq Hadhad, CEO of Peace by Chocolate, to discuss how offering kindness is the key to accelerating the integration of new immigrants in our communities.

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